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“The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light. In that hour was made a darkness that seemed not lack but a thing with being of its own: for it was indeed made by malice out of Light, and it had power to peirce the eye, and to enter heart and mind, and strangle the very will.” –The Silmarillion; Tolkien

Big Pimpin’

December 14, 2008

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“Oh God, we are one with YOu. you have made us one with You. you have taught us that if we are open to one another, You dwell in us. Help us to preserve this openness and to fight for it with all our hearts.” –Thomas Merton

Matt and the Ladies

December 14, 2008

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“The act of love itself has been described as the little death, and lovers sometimes experience too the little peace.” –The End of the Affair; Graham Greene

First Smile

December 14, 2008

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“Peace begins with a smile.” –Mother Teresa

Toothpicks

December 14, 2008



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“I remember. This is what hope feels like.” –The End of the Affair; Graham Greene

Russian Updates

December 12, 2008

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Gypsy Girl

December 12, 2008

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“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.” –Ralph Waldo Trine

Peek A Boo

December 12, 2008

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“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” –Chuck Palahniuk

The Jewelry Maker

December 12, 2008

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“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” –Dalai Lama

The Littlest One

December 12, 2008

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“A girls heart is like a dark wood” –Russian Proverb